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What's your thought on PIPA and SOPA bill? Are you for or against it? [VIDEO]
asked by Atefeh Yazdi over 2 years ago

Wikipedia and Reddit went dark today to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA).

I think the mobilization of website owners “Blackout”-ing our websites, being led by Wikipedia and Reddits, is sending a strong message not just to the politicians but also to the world. The internet is the greatest innovation any of us have seen in our lifetimes, we can not allow it to be controlled by watchdogs, which is ultimately the hands of the few.

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Answered Wed 18 Jan 2012, at 10:36PM

Neither SOPA and PIPA will stop piracy. The entertainment industry just needs to be more clever than the pirates in order to win users and create consciousness that piracy and copyright infringement are wrong, but they won’t get it by imposing us to the model that works best for them.

Also, I bet most people in countries who have have wide access to numerous distribution services, don’t infringe because they want to harm somebody, they do it because it’s the fastest+easiest way to get what they want.

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